[Bulk] [linux-dvb] ati hdtv wonder in gentoo amd64

Brett Taylor sweet.brett at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 00:13:30 CEST 2007


Sorry, I replied to CityK directly and forgot to include the mailing  
list, so here is my reply:


On Apr 10, 2007, at 12:28 AM, Brett Taylor wrote:

> I cannot emerge v4l-dvb-hg, I get build errors: http://pastebin.ca/ 
> 432244
>
> I did not try receiving QAM signals in 32bit.  I just read about  
> that today actually which spurred me to try and get my card working  
> again, since I had neglected it since I changed to 64bit.  I will  
> make a minimal 32bit install on one of my partitions and give it a  
> try though.  But, when I was using  2.6.20-gentoo-r3, I was able to  
> grab 300+ channels using dvbscan and the us-Cable-HRC-center- 
> frequencies-QAM256, which also let me view a few channels using  
> Kaffeine (xine), but I could not get sound.  And like I said, in  
> search of fixing the sound and the mpeg error, I changed to vanilla- 
> sources 2.6.20.6 (which I am on now).
>
> scanning ATSC was done with the rf antenna that came supplied with  
> the card.  I live in an apartment building located downtown in a  
> large city, so I don't get great reception.  with 2.6.20-gentoo-r3  
> I was able to tune one channel with the rf antenna, but now with  
> 2.6.20.6 vanilla, I can't tune to any channels.
>
> On 4/9/07, CityK <CityK at rogers.com> wrote:
> Brett Taylor wrote:
>
> > I was able to get video (no sound in mplayer or xine) when I was  
> using
> > the 2.6.20 gentoo sources, but I was getting errors which some  
> one in
> > #linuxtv said was related to the mpeg driver being messed up in the
> > gentoo-sources kernel.  So at his suggestion, I changed to the
> > 2.6.20.6 <http://2.6.20.6> vanilla-sources.
> From the IRC logs:
> [21:59] <mkrufky> hmmm, this is strange..... i'm looking through
> genpatches, and I do not see any patch that would have caused the
> problem that |splat| is experiencing
>
> > I have gotten this card to work before, but not in amd64, so I  
> know it
> > is possible.....Now I cannot tune to any QAM channels
>
> To confirm -->  when you were using 32bit, were you able to  
> successfully
> receive digital cable sources?  (The reason I ask is -- although QAM
> should be supported, and there have been rumours that have trickled  
> down
> to the list that people are successfully using the HDTV Wonder with  
> QAM
> sources, there still has never been an actual user report here on this
> mailing list confirming this fact --- (getting user feedback would
> definitely be nice, but unfortunately isn't too common).  So please!
> Help us put this issue to rest!!
>
> > Now I cannot tune to any QAM channels, but I get no errors in dmesg.
> > Also, I cannot tune ATSC channels but I do get errors in dmesg:
> > cx88[0]/2-mpeg: cx8802_timeout.
>
> Out of curiosity, what happens if you switch RF inputs?  There was a
> patch submitted about two weeks or so ago that may have affect the RF
> inputs on your card ... Though, I don't think that it would have been
> picked up and made it into the gentoo sources just yet , but I  
> could be
> wrong, so it is worthwhile looking into this.  Mike Krufky would
> probably have an idea about it.
>
> Cheers
>

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